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I am not going to defend this teacher, but I will say you have to be careful with stories like this. Go on youtube and do some searches. You'll see vids of students baiting teachers and being blatantly disrespectful and then post it on Youtube. I would like to have seen what was recorded prior, to see what set this teacher to go off the deepend. Sometimes people who play the victim are not always innocent either.
The schoolhouse is a microcosm for our nation. There is trouble in our nation, so there is trouble in our schools. I am not surprised by any of this. Parents are too pressured to parent, yet they send their troubled children to school for an education that they should be able to get, but then you have teachers who are pressured too. I've been in some classroom, and I wish the cameras were rolling on students. Teachers are juggling an enormous amount of pressure professionally and personally. It's difficult to say who is to blame. Everything and everyone is affected by failed leadership- the American macrocosm.